Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls Draft Coby White With 7th Overall Pick

The Bulls also own the 38th pick in the draft, which will take place Thursday night

The Chicago Bulls have made their first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, selecting North Carolina guard Coby White. 

White, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard for the Tar Heels, is known for his precise shooting and his ability to play with speed on the floor. 

In 35 games last season, White averaged 16.1 points per game and dished out 4.1 assists per contest. He also averaged over a steal per game in his lone season with the Tar Heels. 

The Bulls also had the 38th pick in the draft, which they used to take center Daniel Gafford out of Arkansas. Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team, Gafford averaged 16.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in his final collegiate season with the Razorbacks. 

The top of the draft went as expected, with the Pelicans taking Duke star Zion Williamson with the number one overall pick. With the second pick, the Memphis Grizzlies took Ja Morant out of Murray State, and the Knicks selected RJ Barrett out of Duke. 

From there, the draft began to get interesting, as several trades were executed. The fourth pick, which originally went from the Lakers to the Pelicans, ultimately ended up in the hands of the Atlanta Hawks in a trade, and they had the Lakers take De'Andre Hunter out of Virginia. 

With the fifth pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed put, taking Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland. 

The Bulls also watched as the Phoenix Suns dealt the sixth pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves used the pick to grab Jarrett Culver out of Texas Tech, putting the Bulls on the clock. 

Here was the draft order heading into the Bulls' pick: 

1 New Orleans Pelicans

2 Memphis Grizzlies

3 New York Knicks

4 Los Angeles Lakers (pick reportedly traded to New Orleans in Anthony Davis swap, then reportedly dealt to Atlanta in the hours leading up to the draft)

5 Cleveland Cavaliers

6 Phoenix Suns (reportedly traded the pick to Minnesota for the 11th pick and Dario Saric) 

7 Chicago Bulls

8 Atlanta Hawks

9 Washington Wizards

10 Atlanta Hawks (from Dallas)

11 Minnesota Timberwolves (reportedly traded the pick to Phoenix) 

12 Charlotte Hornets

13 Miami Heat

14 Boston Celtics (from Sacramento)

15 Detroit Pistons

16 Orlando Magic

17 Brooklyn Nets

18 Indiana Pacers

19 San Antonio Spurs

20 Boston Celtics (from Clippers via Memphis)

21 Oklahoma City Thunder

22 Boston Celtics

23 Utah Jazz

24 Philadelphia 76ers

25 Portland Trail Blazers

26 Cleveland Cavaliers (from Houston)

27 Brooklyn Nets (from Denver)

28 Golden State Warriors

29 San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto)

30 Milwaukee Bucks

The Bulls also own the 38th pick in the draft, which they acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies. The Bulls’ original pick in the second round, the 34th pick, was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers by the Los Angeles Lakers.

The NBA Draft coverage is set to start at 6 p.m., and will air on ESPN.

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